CBD is a controversial term yet it has access to your beauty care line, supplements, and healthcare range. It has even managed to make a place into your recipes and pet food. It is not a mere vogue of the current millennium. CBD has established itself as an important entity of modern-day health and wellness quotations.
There is ample data of somber scientific backups that support the use of CBD in therapeutic remedies for many body ailments. However, CBD has a cool part to it that makes our everyday life a little less complicated. So if you thought CBD is a no-go area for your already healthy lifestyle, think again. Have a sneak peek of some fun facts about CBD.
- CBD is not a new fad
The use of Hemp, a plant precursor to CBD, dates back to 2700 B.C. the use of Hemp plant was prevalent in making of clothing, rope, paper, and shoes. Its seeds and oils were used as food recipes and for medicinal purposes. Queen Victoria of England, in the 19th century, used CBD-rich cannabis to relieve menstrual pain and cramps. Because of its age-old use in that region, CBD enjoys a medicinal status in the UK.
- Relieve eye puffiness
Venturing into late-night business deals or partying the weekend night. Puffy eyes accompany Monday blues. A bulbous appearance certainly does not work whether you are a corporate executive or at-home mom/dad.
Do away the early morning puffiness with a topical application of CBD. Fatigue and exhaustion result in increased inflammatory reactions drawing tissue fluid around the eyes. CBD helps relieve the water accumulation easing swollen puffed up eyes. Start your day looking fresh and rejuvenated.
- Soothes skin
CBD has anti-inflammatory effects. It helps soothe irritated skin conditions like redness and itch of a sunburn.
- Ingesting CBD is healthier
Anything that goes directly into your lungs and into the blood has its efficiency multiplied. A healthy dose of an ingredient may become harmful if inhaled instead of ingestion. Likewise, inhaling is the least healthy route of consuming CBD.
In contrast, consuming CBD via the oral route (as in eatable items) delivers 70-90% of the plant's beneficial constituents. So incorporate CBD in your recipes or take oral supplements.
- No side effects of accidental overdose
One of the main reasons why CBD has emerged as a user-friendly item than its sister constituent THC is that CBD has no negative effects. This stands true even if you take a more than required dose of CBD. A few additional tablespoons or a gummy or two will not induce a high effect.
According to experts, it takes 20 mg per each kilogram of your body weight, almost a ton of CBD, to experience negative physical side effects. Be careful. We’re talking about exclusive CBD products without any THC.
- CBD’s benefits are dose-dependent
Altering the dose of CBD has different effects. Just as the nutritional benefits of CBD are modifiable by changing the route of intake, it is also possible to achieve the desired benefits by changing the dose.
High dose CBD product may induce a state of relaxation and sleep while a low dose of CBD stimulates and fuels your system to get going. Usually, a 5mg dose of CBD is prescribed for morning routines. A 15mg of CBD may act as a sleep aid while minor aches and pains may get relieved by a slightly higher dose of 15-35mg.
- CBD interacts with special receptors
Our body has a natural endocannabinoid system (ECS). It comprises of cannabinoid receptors found in the brain and nervous system. CBD acts via these receptor sites to bring about its effects.
CBD also interacts with other receptor sites in the body. These include vanilloid receptors, adenosine receptors, and serotonin receptors. It is via these channels that CBD exerts beneficial effects in managing pain, sleep disorders, and stress management.
- CBD helps manage addictive disorders
CBD is a promising ingredient that may help manage the effects of addictive medicines. These include opium and morphine addiction.
Research published by the subject title of "Substance Abuse: Research and Treatment" reports:
“States that have implemented medical marijuana programs have seen a 25% drop in deaths by opioid overdose”
CBD is also useful in managing Marijuana addiction. It is because CBD works best in conjunction with its sister counterpart, THC. CBD counteracts the effects of THC, which is psycho addictive, thereby masking the negative effects of the latter.
- Public speaking and CBD
Standing behind a podium gives you jitters? Ease your shaking legs with CBD. CBD may reduce anxiety, improve cognitive behavior and help manage a fear of public speaking. Its use is found helpful in patients of Social Anxiety Disorder.
- Ward away depression
CBD is great to do away with negative and pessimistic thoughts. It may alleviate depressive states without any side effects that normally tag the anti-depressive medicine. There are no withdrawal symptoms with CBD. The dose is adjustable as required.
- CBD for your pets
Not only for humans; CBD works great for your pets as well. Its use in Vet clinics is on the rise because of its potential benefits for conditions like pain, aggression, stress, digestive issues and so on. All mammals have an endocannabinoid system so where CBD benefits humans, it is equally effective for animals too. Love your dog? Get him CBD treats.
- You can grow your own Hemp
Not Marijuana but Hemp. Cultivation of Industrial Hemp is legal in all 50 states of the US. About 40 countries have legalized CBD cultivation too. That is because of its high CBD content.
The increased demand for CBD-dominant cannabis has prompted several states in the US to sponsor for industrial hemp production. The campaign has gained speed in some states (Kentucky, South Carolina, Tennessee, and West Virginia) to such an extent that it has overshadowed the tobacco farming industry.
- CBD for a healthy lifestyle
CBD naturally contains many vitamins and minerals. These include B-complex vitamins, vitamin C, vitamin E, calcium, and magnesium. Its oil also contains protein, fatty acids, and other dietary nutrients.